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Villanova heads to Kansas for Final Four rematch in December

Kansas is finally getting another shot at Villanova, though with far less on the line this time. The Wildcats ended the Jayhawks’ season in the Final Four in April before …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Cornerback Myles Green-Richards leaves Washington State football program

Green-Richards is one of two freshman DBs to transfer from WSU this fall. Safety D’Angelo McKenzie left the team on Nov. 9, then announced Thursday on Twitter he’d be continuing …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

5 keys to an Eastern Washington victory: Limiting mistakes, strong finish are points of emphasis for Eagles

Here are 5 keys to Eastern Washington’s success against Maine in the FCS semifinals.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Easton Stick leads North Dakota State over Jackrabbits, into FCS title game

Quarterback Easton Stick ran for 169 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score to help North Dakota State defeat rival South Dakota State 44-21 in the FCS semifinals …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Run-heavy Eastern Washington faces run-stopping Maine for a trip to the FCS national title game

All Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn could do was watch the from the freezing sidelines as Youngstown State marched down Roos Field in the closing seconds of the 2016 FCS …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

New York Times story details how family of Tyler Hilinski has dealt with Washington State QB’s suicide

Since his older brother’s death 11 months ago, Ryan Hilinski has ascended national recruiting leaderboards, earned the distinction of being the country’s top high school pocket passer and collected dozens …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Offensive-minded Gonzaga, North Carolina searching for gains defensively

They are separated by eight spots in the AP rankings and not much more than that in terms of their offensive and defensive disposition.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

No. 21 Gonzaga women face test at Missouri State

The Gonzaga women have seen a little of everything this year.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Ranking college football’s top 10 bowl games you won’t want to miss

College football’s postseason is here and it rarely disappoints. This year should be no different with marquee matchups and storylines abound in the 39 bowl games.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Gonzaga-North Carolina key matchup: Cameron Johnson causes problems with size, shooting stroke

The Tar Heels present several challenging matchups for the Zags, but we’ll highlight Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound guard who transferred to UNC after two seasons at Pittsburgh.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Five to watch: Keep an eye on these Washington State football commits as NCAA’s early signing period approaches

WSU has 20 players orally committed right now according 247Sports, and the Cougars are expected to sign another large batch in about a week’s time.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Frankie Ferrari drives San Francisco past Eastern Washington, 85-63

Frankie Ferrari put up 15 points and led five Dons into double-figure scoring as San Francisco roared back from a week off to wallop Eastern Washington, 85-63 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Spokane products Jack Hunter, Beau Byus have helped boost Eastern Washington’s stout offensive line

They’re paired on the left side of Eastern Washington’s offensive line, but Beau Byus and Jack Hunter spent their teenage years separated by a Greater Spokane League rivalry.


Freshman Luguentz Dort shining for No. 20 Arizona State

Freshman guard Luguentz Dort is quickly making a name for himself at No. 20 Arizona State. Dort leads the Sun Devils in scoring and has put himself among college basketball’s …


Ohio State players: Urban Meyer won’t let go until the end

Ohio State players say coach Urban Meyer hasn’t eased up yet, not with one more game to win. Buckeyes players say Meyer has been fully involved with preparations for the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Washington State’s Ernie Kent on transfer Arinze Chidom: ‘He has done everything we’ve asked him to do, I’m going to miss him’

Chidom announced late Thursday night in a Twitter post he intends to transfer from WSU, citing his desire to “find a new home to compete at and complete my education.”


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Men’s top 25 capsules: No. 24 Houston stays unbeaten, rallying past LSU

Galen Robinson Jr. scored 18 points, Armoni Brooks added 13 – all in the second half – and No. 24 Houston overcame a 15-point deficit in to beat LSU 82-76 …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Seeking ‘Red’emption: Eastern Washington focused on snapping home losing streak in FCS semifinals

Since the installation of “The Inferno,” as the red turf at Roos Field in Cheney is called, Eastern Washington has been one of the best FCS teams in the country.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Who is Rui? How an uncatchable fastball turned Gonzaga’s Hachimura from baseball prodigy to potential NBA lottery pick

Looking back, Rui Hachimura is grateful he stayed at Gonzaga through a stressful first year in Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

USA Today tabs Washington State right tackle Abraham Lucas as Freshman All-American

Lucas started all 12 games on WSU’s offensive line during the regular season and helped the Cougars reduce their sacks total from 44 in 2017 to just 11 in 2018. …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Top 25 Capsules: Penn ends No. 17 Villanova’s city supremacy in 78-75 win

AJ Brodeur scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 17 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers’ first win over the Wildcats since 2002.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Hot ticket? Iowa State up to 13,500 tickets sold for Alamo Bowl while Washington State reports 4,700

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Cyclones still had a commanding lead on the Cougars in terms of how many tickets each program has sold to the Dec. 28 game in …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few clarifies his national champions ‘who do it right’ postgame comment

Gonzaga coach Mark Few stands by his comments Sunday that he’s disappointed the NCAA hasn’t moved faster with its investigation into college basketball corruption. But the Zags coach was adamant …


Washington State’s Andre Dillard earns third team All-American recognition from Associated Press

It marks the third straight year WSU has had an offensive lineman on one of the AP All-American teams. Former left guard Cody O’Connell was a first-teamer in 2016 and …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach one of six finalists for Munger Award

The Washington State coach was named a finalist for the first time since he arrived in Pullman seven years ago. Joining Leach, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Alabama’s Nick Saban …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

How we voted: It’s back to square one as Kansas vaults past Gonzaga to recapture No. 1 ranking

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Washington State’s Andre Dillard earns third team All-American recognition from Associated Press

It marks the third straight year WSU has had an offensive lineman on one of the AP All-American teams. Former left guard Cody O’Connell was a first-teamer in 2016 and …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

UW linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven a first-team AP All-American

The College Football Playoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Michigan State beats No. 3 Oregon 88-82

Jenna Allen scored 27 points – including a big 3-pointer the final minute – and Michigan State handed No. 3 Oregon its first loss of the season, 88-82 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Huskies nearly blow big lead, beat Seattle

Jaylen Nowell scored 12 of his 18 points in the first half, Noah Dickerson added 13 and Washington nearly blew a 20-point lead before holding off crosstown rival Seattle 70-62 …